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Philadelphia Museum of Art General Admission
"Discover works of art at one of the largest and most renowned museums in the country. You will find beauty enchantment and the unexpected among artistic and architectural achievements from the United States Asia Europe and Latin America at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. A landmark building. A place that welcomes everyone. The arts will come to life inspiring you—through scholarly study and creative play—to discover the spirit of imagination that lies in everyone. Your visit will connect you with the arts in rich and varied ways
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Philadelphia Segway Tour
"Start your Segway tour of Philadelphia with an instructional orientation and safety briefing. Once you're comfortable follow your guide on a five-mile or 10-mile route. Along the way your guide will take fun photos of you and regale you with fascinating facts about Philadelphia's history.1-hr Segway TourSee more than 15 Philadelphia attractions on this loop! This introduction to major city sights takes you through the His and admire the lively mosaics of Magic Gardens on South Street. Along your journey witness several important historical sights including the First Bank of the United States and several old churches where William Penn developed his 'freedom of worship' philosophy.2-hr Segway TourExtend your Segway adventure passing by Elfreth's Alley and the Betsy Ross House. Admire Independence Hall en route to Society Hill where you can marvel at the stately homes. Continue over Avenue of the Arts to Rittenhouse Square before winding through the Fitler Square neighborhood. From there
From $44.00
 
City Sightseeing Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"Immerse yourself in one of the most historic cities in the US on this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour of Philadelphia. From the open-top double-decker bus you can enjoy 360-degree views of Philly and hop off when you want to visit any attractions.Listen to informative onboard commentary about the culture architecture and history of Philadelphia when you're on the loop which takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. Buses run every 30 minutes. See below for a full list of the 27 stops.Perhaps visit the landmark house where Betsy Ross lived when she made the first American flag during the American Revolution. Becom or learn about early American law at the Eastern State Penitentiary a prison established in 1829. Kids will enjoy the Please Touch Museum and Philadelphia Zoo
From $32.00

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The Philadelphia Art Museum

The Philadelphia Art Museum (see Sylvester Stallone in Rocky) is an outstanding museum set in a beautiful building right on the Schuylkill River. The permanent collection is varied, with art from all over the world and in different mediums. It's definitely worth a half-day at least.

Adults are $10, Seniors (62+), Students (with I.D.) and kids (13+) are $7, and kids 12 and under are free.

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 10a- 5p; Wednesday and Friday evenings until 8:45p.; Closed Mondays.

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acemj
Dec 21, 2003

Too big for a rushing visit

With a splendid location this immense building easily reached by the hop-on hop-off bus, provides great views.

Without time to enter and admire its collection, one of the greatest in USA, we could only appreciate the site, but it deserves the trip, especially if you have time to enter, of course.

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solopes
Apr 07, 2015

Need a Little Art?

Special Exhibits Information: Require advance purchase. You will need to buy tickets in advance and you can do it online. Make sure you choose a time convenient for you, and allow at least an hour to go through the exhibit.

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nicolettart
Mar 12, 2010

Museum of Art

A group of us visited this museum, from "Rocky" fame, on a whim (it was raining and so we opted for this over the zoo). At any rate, while we didn't have the time to do this museum justice, this is definitely one of the nicer art museums I've seen, housing Picasso and all of your other greats, as well as some interesting modern art that will give you an opportunity for interpretation.

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Sep 12, 2004
 
 
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Breathtaking Architecture

Upon first sighting the museum, you may be surprised at its facade, as I was. The coloring is a warm yellow and when you inspect it more cloely you will find Egyptian style columns and motifs. This is not a great picture, as it was a cloudy winter day~check out the website for a better image, and current information!

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nicolettart
Feb 25, 2005

Philadelphia Art Museum

Established in 1876, the museum opened in 1877. Construction of the current building began in 1919 when Mayor Thomas B. Smith laid the cornerstone in a Masonic ceremony on the former reservoir land of the decommissioned Fairmount Water Works covering ten acres of ground. The Phil. Art Museum describes itself as "one of the largest museums in the United States", and its collections include more than 227,000 objects.

We enjoyed the Strand Photography, Degas exhibit, the cafeteria and coffee shop offered healthy reasonable choices. The gift shops were very impressive.

Hours are 10 to 5 Tuesday to Sunday with late nights Wednesday and Fridays until 8:45. Adult admission is $20 but Wednesday's after 5:00 and the first Sunday of every month are pay what you wish. We have found groupon specials for the museum.

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apbeaches
Nov 30, 2014

Come for the art, stay for the music

The Art Museum is worth the price of admission just for its world-class art. On Friday evenings, however, there's a bonus for visitors -- live jazz and pop concerts at no additional charge! After several hours of roaming the galleries, relax a little in the Great Hall, either with drinks, dinner (these ARE extra cost), or just sitting down on the stairs. Want a break from the music? Go back into the galleries -- about half (but not all) are still open after 5 pm.

Spend the morning in Old City, the mid-day at Reading Terminal Market, the late afternoon at the Art Museum, and your early evening listening to an intimate concert. It's hard to beat!

Note: smoking is prohibited throughout the Museum, even during jazz concerts.
While glancing a the photos, some may wonder why nobody is sitting against the stones around the steps -- due to safety concerns, that too is prohibited.

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PR-7
Sep 27, 2010

Immerse Yourself in Art - and have a Gourmet Lunch

The Philadelphia Museum of Art provided my sister and I a day steeped in beauty - we never got to the armor and weapons, but spent the entire day gazing at some of the most beautiful art ever created. One of the best features of the museum is the re-created rooms, from French hotels to Pennsylvania Dutch kitchens. Also, the cafe is fabulous - the day we were there there were African specialties, a cold salad bar, another lovely vegetable bar - everything was very fresh and far from the usual fare. A little pricey, but well worth it. There is also a lovely restaurant. Two gift shops have everything from books to jewelry, including many hand-crafted items. We got there early and parked just outside the back entrance - for free all day!

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Dec 30, 2004

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Museum of Art

The Museum of Art, while not quite at the top eschelon of American art musuems, is surely just below it. It is the primary showcase for art in Philadelphia, and one can spend hours to days exploring its many collections. Almost just as popular with tourists are the steps in front of the museum, made famous in the movie 'Rocky'.

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ianerin
Apr 14, 2006

That Friday feeling!

During my visit - I made the point of visiting the Museum of Art. Friday night is late night opening at the main building.

There was a concert and I enjoyed a light supper when listening to live jazz.

There is a combined ticket and a shuttle bus to nearby annexes.

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gordonilla
Aug 17, 2011

Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Musts:
1) See Van Gough's Original Sunflowers on display
Who? Anyone who appricates Van Gough or art
Why? Unlike other famous pieces of original work Sunflowers is not croweded with tourists and you will be able to actually photograph yourself next to it
2)Do the Rocky (Run up the steps and get your picture cheering next to his statue)
Who? For any moviefan or just Rocky fan
Why? To say you did it

How? Take SEPTA bus on route 7,32,38,43, or 48
Cost? $16- Adults $12- 13-18 Free- Kids $14- 65+ (first Sunday of the month pay any price)
When? Tues.-Sun. from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

ValdezLaVella
Mar 07, 2012

Rocky

Who can forget these famous steps from Rocky? Probably my favourite moment in Philly was running up these steps to the Museum of art to get my compulsory pose photo! Plus geat views of Ben Franklin Parkway and the Philadelphia skyline.

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William1982
Jun 22, 2003

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  • Sunday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 to 20:45
  • Thursday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Friday 10:00 to 20:45
  • Saturday 10:00 to 17:00

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